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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses

Location: Wheat, Sorghum and Forage Research

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Amylose-free (“waxy”) wheat colonization by fusarium spp. and response to fusarium head blight Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Graybosch, R.A., O'Neill, P.M., Duray, Z.T., Wegulo, S.N. 2019. Amylose-free (“waxy”) wheat colonization by fusarium spp. and response to fusarium head blight. Plant Disease. 103(5):972-983. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-18-0726-RE.

Overexpression of the Sorghum bicolor SbCCoAOMT alters cell wall associated hydroxycinnamoyl groups Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tetreault, H.M., Scully, E.D., Gries, T.L., Palmer, N.A., Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Baird, L., Seravalli, J., Sarath, G., Clemente, T.E. 2018. Over-expression of the sorghum bicolor SbCCoAOMT alters cell wall associated hydroxycinnamoyl moieties. Plant Physiology. 13(10): e0204153. Available: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204153.

Field response of near-isogenic brown midrib sorghum lines to Fusarium thapsinum and effects of controlled water deficit on stalk rot disease - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Oneill, P.M., Sattler, S.E. 2018. Field response of near-isogenic brown midrib sorghum lines to Fusarium thapsinum and effects of controlled water deficit on stalk rot disease. International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings. [abstract].In: Proceedings of International Congress of Plant Pathology, International Society for Plant Pathology/American Phytopathology Society, July 29-August 30, 2018, Boston, MA.

Field response of near-isogenic brown midrib sorghum lines to fusarium stalk rot, and response of wildtype lines to controlled water deficit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Oneill, P.M., Sattler, S.E. 2018. Field response of near-isogenic brown midrib sorghum lines to fusarium stalk rot, and response of wildtype lines to controlled water deficit. Plant Pathology. 67:1474-1482. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12863.

Resistance to stalk pathogens for bioenergy sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Oneill, P.M., Sattler, S.E., Khasin, M., Scully, E.D. 2018. Resistance to stalk pathogens for bioenergy sorghum. Meeting Abstract. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of 2018 Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator (PI) Metting, U.S. Department of Energy, February 25-28,2018 Tysons, Virginia.

Effects of fungicide chemical class and cultivar resistance on fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat under field and postharvest storage conditions - (Proceedings)
Wegulo, S.N., Bolanos-Carriel, C., Hallen-Adams, H., Baenziger, S.P., Eskridge, K.M., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Mcmaster, N., Schmale, D.G. 2018. Effects of fungicide chemical class and cultivar resistance on fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat under field and postharvest storage conditions. Botanical Society of America Proceedings. [abstract].In:Proceedings of the 7th International/16th National Conference of the Pakistan Botanical Society, March 23-27, 2018 Peshawar, Pakistan.

Response of wheat constitutively expressing monolignol biosynthesis genes to fusarium head blight - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Duray, Z.T., Graybosch, R.A., Sattler, S.E., Wegulo, S.N., Clemente, T.E. 2017. Response of wheat constitutively expressing monolignol biosynthesis genes to fusarium head blight. National Fusarium Head Blight ForumProceedings. [abstract].In: Proceedings of the National Fursariam Head Blight Forum, U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Intitiative, December 3-5, 2017 Milwaukee, WI.

Biochemical and structural analysis of substrate specificity of a phenylalanine ammonia-lyase Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jun, S., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C. 2018. Biochemical and structural analysis of substrate specificity of a phenylalanine ammonia-lyase. Plant Physiology. 174:1452-1468. https://dol.org/10.1104/pp.17.01608.

Differences in fusarium species in brown midrib sorghum and in air populations in production fields Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Scully, E.D., Sattler, S.E., French, R.C., ONeill, P.M., Pedersen, J.F. 2017. Differences in fusarium species in brown midrib sorghum and in air populations in production fields. Phytopathology. 107(11):1353-1363. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-08-16-3016-R.

The enzyme activity and substrate specificity of two major cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenases in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), SbCAD2 and SbCAD4 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Se-Young, J., Walker, A.M., Hoon, K., Ralph, J., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C. 2017. The enzyme activity and substrate specificity of two major cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenases in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), SbCAD2 and SbCAD4. Plant Physiology. 174:2128-2145. https://doi.org./10.1104/pp.17.00576.

SbCOMT (Bmr12) is involved in the biosynthesis of tricin-lignin in sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eudes, A., Dutta, T., Deng, K., Nicolas, J., Benites, V.T., Logue, D., Baidoo, E.E., Sattler, S.E., Northen, T.R., Singh, S., Simmons, B.A. 2017. SbCOMT (Bmr12) is involved in the biosynthesis of tricin-lignin in sorghum. PLoS One. 12(6)e0178160. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178160.

Response of sorghum stalk pathogens to brown midrib plants and soluble phenolic extracts from near isogenic lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., O'Neill, P.M., Sattler, S.E., Gries, T.L., Berhow, M.A., Pedersen, J.F. 2017. Response of sorghum stalk pathogens to brown midrib plants and soluble phenolic extracts from near isogenic lines. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 148(4):941-953. doi:10.1007/s10658-017-1148-2.

Structural and biochemical characterization of cinnamoyl-coa reductases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.A., Walker, A.M., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C. 2017. Structural and biochemical characterization of cinnamoyl-coa reductases. Plant Physiology. 173(2):1031-1044. doi:10.1104/pp.16.01671.

Modifying lignin composition and content of sorghum biomass for improved bioenergy conversion - (Abstract Only)

Improved sugar yields from biomass sorghum feedstocks: comparing low-lignin mutants and pretreatment chemistries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Godin, B., Nagle, N., Sattler, S.E., Agneessens, R., Delcarte, J., Wolfrum, E. 2016. Improved sugar yields from biomass sorghum feedstocks: comparing low-lignin mutants and pretreatment chemistries. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 9(1):251. doi:10.1186/s13068-016-0667-y.

Determination of the structure and catalytic mechanism of sorghum bicolor caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, A.M., Sattler, S.A., Ralph, J., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C., Regner, M., Jones, J.P. 2016. Determination of the structure and catalytic mechanism of sorghum bicolor caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase. Plant Physiology. 172(1):78-92.

Response of sweet sorghum lines to stalk pathogens fusarium thapsinum and macrophomina phaseolina - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Oneill, P.M., Sattler, S.E. 2016. Response of sweet sorghum lines to stalk pathogens fusarium thapsinum and macrophomina phaseolina. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. [abstract] American Phytopathological Society.

Effects of fungicide application timing and cultivar resistance on Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat - (Abstract Only)
Bolanos-Carriel, C., Wegulo, S.N., Hallen-Adams, H., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Baenziger, S.P. 2016. Effects of fungicide application timing and cultivar resistance on Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. [abstract] American Phytopathological Society.

Horizontal gene acquisitions, mobile element proliferation, and genome decay in the host-restricted plant pathogen erwinia tracheiphila Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, L.R., Scully, E.D., Straub, T.J., Park, J., Stephenson, A.G., Beattie, G., Gleason, M., Kolter, R., Coelho, M., De Moraes, C.M., Mescher, M.C., Zhaxybayeva, O. 2016. Horizontal gene acquisitions, mobile element proliferation, and genome decay in the host-restricted plant pathogen erwinia tracheiphila. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(3):649-664.

Response of sweet sorghum lines to stalk pathogens Fusarium thapsinum and Macrophomina phaseolina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Oneill, P.M., Sattler, S.E., Yerka, M.K. 2016. Response of sweet sorghum lines to stalk pathogens Fusarium thapsinum and Macrophomina phaseolina. Plant Disease. 100:896-903.

Overexpression of SbMyb60 impacts phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and alters secondary cell wall composition in sorghum bicolor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scully, E.D., Gries, T.L., Sarath, G., Palmer, N.A., Sattler, S.E., Baird, L., Serapiglia, M., Dien, B.S., Boateng, A.A., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Twigg, P., Clemente, T.E. 2016. Overexpression of SbMyb60 impacts phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and alters secondary cell wall composition in sorghum bicolor. Plant Journal. 85:378-395.

Response of a collection of waxy (reduced amylose) wheat breeding lines to Fusarium graminearum - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Graybosch, R.A. 2015. Response of a collection of waxy (reduced amylose) wheat breeding lines to Fusarium graminearum. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum Proceedings (pp.87). East Lansing, MI/Lexington, KY: U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Inititiative.

Characterization of novel Brown midrib 6 mutations affecting lignin biosynthesis in sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scully, E.D., Gries, T.L., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Xin, Z., Kovacs, F.A., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E. 2016. Characterization of novel Brown midrib 6 mutations affecting lignin biosynthesis in sorghum. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 58:136-149. doi:10.1111/jipb.12375.

Evaluation of interallelic waxy, heterowaxy, and wild-type grain sorghum hybrids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yerka, M.K., Toy, J.J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2015. Evaluation of interallelic waxy, heterowaxy, and wild-type grain sorghum hybrids. Crop Science. 56:113-121. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0151.

Effect of waxy (low amylose) on fungal infection of sorghum grain Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Oneill, P.M., Eskridge, K.M. 2015. Effect of waxy (low amylose) on fungal infection of sorghum grain. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 76-0.

Registration of N641 and N642 waxy Grain Sorghum Genetic Stocks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yerka, M.K., Toy, J.J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2015. Registration of N641 and N642 waxy Grain Sorghum Genetic Stocks. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:258-261. DOI: 10.3198/jpr2014.10.0075crgs.

Effect of waxy (low amylose) on fungal infection of sorghum grain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., O'neill, P.M., Eskridge, K.M., Pedersen, J.F. 2015. Effect of waxy (low amylose) on fungal infection of sorghum grain. Phytopathology 105: 786-796. DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-09-14-0255-R.

Presence of Fusarium graminearum in air associated with sorghum fields - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Graybosch, R.A. 2014. Presence of Fusarium graminearum in air associated with sorghum fields. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum Proceedings. p.63.

Registration of N619 to N640 grain sorghum lines with waxy or wild-type endosperm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yerka, M.K., Toy, J.J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2015. Registration of N619 to N640 grain sorghum lines with waxy or wild-type endosperm. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:249-253. DOI: 10.3198/jpr2014.06.0043crgs.

Simultaneous conversion of all cell wall components by oleaginous fungus without chemi-physical pretreatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, S., Qin, X., Cheng, Y., Laskar, D., Qiao, W., Sun, S., Reyes, L.H., Wang, X., Dai, S.Y., Sattler, S.E., Kao, K., Yang, B., Zhang, X., Yuan, J.S. 2015. Simultaneous conversion of all cell wall components by oleaginous fungus without chemi-physical pretreatment. Green Chemistry. 17: 1657-1667. doi:10.1039/C4GC01529K.

Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood feeding beetles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scully, E.D., Geib, S.M., Carlson, J.E., Tien, M., Hoover, K. 2014. Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood feeding beetles. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics 2014. 15:1096. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1096.

Yield and forage value of a dual-purpose bmr-12 sorghum hybrid Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yerka, M.K., Watson, A., Erickson, G., Pedersen, J.F., Mitchell, R. 2015. Yield and forage value of a dual-purpose bmr-12 sorghum hybrid. Crop Science. 55:681-687. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0437.

Characterization of novel sorghum brown midrib mutants from an EMS-mutagenized population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Saballos, A., Xin, Z., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Vermerris, W., Pedersen, J.F. 2014. Characterization of novel sorghum brown midrib mutants from an EMS-mutagenized population. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 4: 2115-2124. DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.014001.

Determination of the structure and catalytic mechanism of Sorghum bicolor caffeic acid O-methyltransferase and the structural impact of three brown midrib12 mutations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, A.R., Lewis, K.M., Barr, J.T., Jones, J.P., Lu, F., Ralph, J., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C. 2014. Determination of the structure and catalytic mechanism of Sorghum bicolor caffeic acid O-methyltransferase and the structural impact of three brown midrib12 mutations. Plant Physiology. 165(4):1440-1456. DOI: 10.1104/pp114.241729.

Response of Fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E. 2014. Response of Fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites. APS Annual Meeting.

Characterization of fluorescent pseudomonas spp. associated with roots and soil of two sorghum genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E. 2014. Characterization of fluorescent pseudomonas spp. associated with roots and soil of two sorghum genotypes. APS Annual Meeting. http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2014_meeting_abstracts/aps2014abO71.htm.

Response of fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E. 2014. Response of fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites. APS Annual Meeting. http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2014_meeting_abstracts/aps2014abO71.htm.

Response of fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2014. Response of fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites. Plant Disease. 98:1300-1308.

The impacts of lignin modifications on fungal pathogen and insect interactions in sorghum Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E., Clemente, T.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Dowd, P.F., Prom, L.K., Huang, Y. 2013. The impacts of lignin modifications on fungal pathogen and insect interactions in sorghum. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. Crop Development, Production and Protection. Poster Session Page 133.

Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Sattler, S.E. 2013. Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi. Corn and Sorghum Improvement Conference Proceedings. Pages 10-11.

Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Sattler, S.E. 2013. Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi. Phytopathology 103 (Suppl. 3):S3.3.

Elucidation of the structure and reaction mechanism of Sorghum bicolor hydroxycinnamoyltransferase and its structural relationship to other CoA-dependent transferases and synthases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, A.M., Hayes, R.P., Youn, B., Vermerris, W., Sattler, S.E., Kang, C. 2013. Elucidation of the structure and reaction mechanism of Sorghum bicolor hydroxycinnamoyltransferase and its structural relationship to other CoA-dependent transferases and synthases. Plant Physiology. 162:640-651. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.113.217836.

Rate of shattercane x sorghum hybridization in situ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmidt, J.J., Pedersen, J.F., Bernards, M.L., Lindquist, J.L. 2013. Rate of shattercane x sorghum hybridization in situ. Crop Science. 53:1677-1685.

Reduced translocation is associated with tolerance of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) to glyphosate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yerka, M.K., Wiersma, A.T., Lindenmayer, R.B., Westra, P., Johnson, W.G., De Leon, N. 2013. Reduced translocation is associated with tolerance of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) to glyphosate. Weed Science. 61(3):353-360.